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The bulbs should be planted as soon as possible after receipt, at a depth of about 10 cm (4") in groups of 4 to 7 with a planting density of...
TULIP BULBS [http://seeds.dobies.co.uk/search?w=tulip] are planted during November and December in a sunny position. Planting earlier can re...
The bluebells that we supply are English and are grown from cultivated stock. When you receive your bulbs please plant them as soona s poss...
These popular bulbs can be grown in full sun or in partial shade. Plant the DAFFODIL BULBS [http://seeds.dobies.co.uk/search#w=daffodil%20...
A white fungal growth on the base of onion bulbs is a sign of the disease white rot. This fungus affects onions, and leeks, but is less comm...
CROCUS BULBS can be grown in either full sun or partial shade in well drained soil. Plant the bulbs 7.5 cm (3") deep and space them 10 c...
Alliums prefer full sun but will tolerate light shade. Plant your bulbs at a depth of three times the height of the bulb and space them 15 c...
MUSCARI requires a sunny position. Growing in shade will encourage leaf growth at the expense of flowers. Plant the bulbs 7.5 cm (3") de...
WINTER ACONITE, or Eranthus,will happily grow in full sun or partial shade in well drained soil. Plant at a depth and spacing of 10 cm (...
Immediately after flowering remove the flower stem by cutting it back as low as possible. Once the foliage starts to turn yellow in late sum...
The COLCHICUM, or Autumn Crocus, is ideal for naturalising in the garden and will produce huge bare-stemmed flowers in autumn followed by...
CYCLAMEN [HTTP://SEEDS.DOBIES.CO.UK/SEARCH#W=CYCLAMEN] are hardy plants that will thrive in borders or containers in full or light shade. Pl...
The Chilean blue crocus (Tecophilaea Cyanocrocus [1]) grows up to 10cm (4") in height and flowers during February and March. The plants a...
To fill your home with beautiful fragrant FLOWERS THIS CHRISTMAS visit our website and chose from our range of indoor Hyacinths. Plant y...
The SAFFRON CROCUS is hardy and flowers in the autumn before it becomes dormant in April once the foliage dies back. Flowering will comme...
Plant the AMARYLLIS BULB in a pot that is 5cm (2")wider than the bulb. Use a John Innes No.2 potting compost or a multipurpose compost an...
Choose a position that has well drained soil but does not dry out and is in partial shade. Plant the ERYTHRONIUM BULBS at a depth of 10 ...
When planting FRITILLARIA imperialis and meleagris varieties place coarse sand at the bottom of the hole and around the bulb. Plant the b...
HYACINTH BULBS need to be planted at a depth of 15 cm (6") and spaced 20 cm (8") apart. They can be grown in full sun or light shade. To...
This early spring flowering SNOWDROP BULB [HTTP://SEEDS.DOBIES.CO.UK/SEARCH#W=SNOWDROP] needs to be grown in partial shade. In heavy clay s...
With delightful golden-yellow blooms from September to November these bulbs are sometimes referred to as being winter daffodils. Plant yo...
Depending on the variety, TREE LILIES [http://seeds.dobies.co.uk/search#w=tree%20lily] will eventually reach a height of approximately 1.2m ...
Over Winter AMARYLLIS BELLADONNA grown in pots in a greenhouse or conservatory at a minimum temperature of 5-7ºC (40-45ºF). As the leaves...
Occasionally SAFFRON CROCUS [http://seeds.dobies.co.uk/search#w=saffron%20crocus] may fail to flower. To encourage flowering feed the plants...
Once the shoots of the CHRISTMAS FLOWERING HYACINTHS [1] are 2.5-5cm (1-2") in length, bring the pot into a cool room and keep in subdued...
Autumn flowering bulbs will be delivered from mid September and subject to stock can be ordered until mid November. Growing instructions wi...
Thought to be the wild precursor of the domesticated Saffron Crocus, Crocus sativus, this beautiful little flower is ideal for naturalisi...
A common problem that can occur with bulbs in the garden is the production of healthy foliage but they fail to flower. This can be due to ...

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